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The Best Dividends on April 18, 2012

Here is a current overview of best yielding stocks with a market capitalization over USD2 billion that have their ex-dividend date on the next trading day. If your broker settles your trade today, you will receive the next dividend. A full list of all stocks with ex-dividend date can be found here: Ex-Dividend Stocks April 18, 2012. In total, 14 stocks and preferred shares go ex-dividend of which 7 are yielding above 3%. The average yield amounts to 4.55%.

The ex-dividend date is a major date related to the payment of dividends. If you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or later, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend. It is important that your broker settles your trade before the ex-dividend date.

These are the results of the best yielding stocks:

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has a market capitalization of USD2.17 billion and operates within the “Business Services” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 6.39

P/S Ratio: 0.20

P/B Ratio: 2.06

Dividend Yield: 8.65%

Teekay Corporation (TK) has a market capitalization of USD2.42 billion and operates within the “Shipping” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: -

Forward P/E Ratio: 85.78

P/S Ratio: 1.24

P/B Ratio: 1.69

Dividend Yield: 3.60%

American Water Works Company (AWK) has a market capitalization of USD5.82 billion and operates within the “Water Utilities” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 19.12

Forward P/E Ratio: 15.82

P/S Ratio: 2.18

P/B Ratio: 1.37

Dividend Yield: 2.78%

IDEX Corporation (IEX) has a market capitalization of USD3.47 billion and operates within the “Diversified Machinery” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 17.84

Forward P/E Ratio: 13.18

P/S Ratio: 1.89

P/B Ratio: 2.28

Dividend Yield: 1.93%

Smith & Nephew (SNN) has a market capitalization of USD8.64 billion and operates within the “Medical Appliances & Equipment” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 14.83

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.70

P/S Ratio: 2.02

P/B Ratio: 2.69

Dividend Yield: 1.80%

PerkinElmer (PKI) has a market capitalization of USD2.97 billion and operates within the “Medical Instruments & Supplies” industry. These are the market ratios of the company:

P/E Ratio: 2615.00

Forward P/E Ratio: 11.42

P/S Ratio: 1.54

P/B Ratio: 1.61

Dividend Yield: 1.07%

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